Diploma programme

in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

For whom is the programme relevant?

The nine-month Diploma programme is designed for staff at technological level in geo-information production organisations whose prime concern is to execute daily operational tasks, including acquisition, analysis, processing and dissemination of geographical data. These technologists coordinate digital production processes, implement work procedures, and supervise groups of operators.

What will you learn?

The programme focuses on the concepts of digital geo-information production and the use of modern tools in the acquisition, processing, storage, visualisation and dissemination of spatial information. Participants acquire both practical skills and in-depth knowledge of the technical processes involved.

What is the programme structure?

The Diploma programme consists of three distinct blocks.

Block Modules Description
1 1-4 Basic elements of geo-information production
Introduction to spatial data acquisition, GIS and cartography
2 5-8 Specialisation in geoinformatics
Options: remote sensing and digital image processing or GIS and Geovisualization
3 9 Integrated group project
A small multidisciplinary team takes on a realistic geo-information production case
10-11 Individual final assignment
Individual production-oriented project

A programme based on practical coursework

The Diploma programme is based on coursework, with an emphasis on the practical application of a number of hardware/software tools that are used for the production, storage, analysis, visualisation and dissemination of spatial data and geo-information. The individual final assignment at the end of the Diploma course involves working on practical applications related to the chosen specialisation of interest. In this project, participants can demonstrate skills in applying the tools, methods and techniques addressed throughout the course.

About your diploma

Upon successful completion of this programme you will receive a (Technologist) Diploma in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation – Geoinformatics from the University of Twente.

Along with your Diploma you will receive a Course Record providing all the subjects studied as part of the course. It states for each module: the module code, number, subject, ECTS credits, exam date, location and the mark awarded.

Course in the Diploma programme

One course is offered in the Diploma programme:

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